Thu March 7, 2013
New Momentum For Medical Marijuana
A New Hampshire House Committee votes tomorrow morning on a bill allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. If the bill becomes law, it would make New Hampshire the last New England state to allow medical marijuana. Supporters say that, for some patients, it's the only hope and that New Hampshire needs to catch up with the rest of the region. But concerns of medical marijuana remain, like how to ensure it's only used by truly needy patients and fears that this is just the first step to legalizing pot.
Senator John Reagan - Co-sponsor of HB573. He is the Republican senator from Deerfield and the current chairman of the Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee.
Dr. Seddon Savage - Clinician, educator and policy consultant in the fields of addiction medicine and pain medicine. She is an Associate Professor on the adjunct faculty of Dartmouth Medical School and directs the Dartmouth Center on Addiction Recovery and Education. She also served as president of the New Hampshire Medical Society in 2007.